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As you may have heard, country music lifer Hank Williams, Jr. has parted ways with Monday Night Football, the TV show he spent 20 years singing the intro for, just because he made a totally calm and reasonable parallel between Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler. (He also compared John Boehner to Netanyahu? Whatever.) If you… More »

Before the quibbling starts: I didn’t include YOB’s Atma because it isn’t out until August. It would be way up there. I’ve also been listening to Dragged Into Sunlight’s Hatred For Mankind quite a bit, but since it has an original release date of ’09 before Prosthetic’s 2011 reissue, I didn’t include that either. On… More »

Varg Vikernes has been especially active since his release from prison in 2009: This Spring he’s unleashing Fallen, Burzum’s second post-incarceration collection, and eighth album overall. (It’s the first to have a proper North American release.) Because of his much-discussed politics, Vikernes will always have detractors, but it’s difficult to criticize his music. Fallen showcases… More »

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Jonas Åkerlund Directing Norwegian Black Metal Thriller

Lords Of Chaos, the 2003 nonfiction book by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind, is frequently considered to be the seminal text on black metal, even…
Michael Nelson | May 4, 2015 - 10:53 am

Burzum’s Varg Vikernes Arrested For “Planning A Massacre”

You can't really be a Burzum fan without also having a lengthy, complicated, and constantly evolving justification for that opinion. The band's sole member, Varg…
Michael Nelson | July 16, 2013 - 11:09 am

Haunting The Chapel’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

Clichés be damned -- this really was a good year for metal. I had a harder time organizing a Top 10 in 2010 than ever…
brandon | December 21, 2010 - 11:58 am

A Few Chelsea Wolfe Originals (And A Burzum Cover)

L.A.'s Chelsea Wolfe composes fractured, noisy, abstract, experimental and exploratory gothy doom-folk that reminds me a bit of Portal Of Sorrow, Marissa Nadler's collaboration with…
brandon | December 13, 2010 - 11:42 am

Haunting The Chapel No. 8

People hate Burzum. A passing mention of Varg Vikernes' longstanding one-man black metal project is enough to kick-start a heated debate. (I know, it happened…
brandon | March 10, 2010 - 5:36 pm

Hear Burzum’s Belus

Belus, Varg Vikernes’ first post-prison recording/first Burzum album in 11 years, is out 3/8 via Byelobog. Listen to samples at Amazon. Besides the intro/outro, he’s…
brandon | February 4, 2010 - 1:13 pm

Haunting The Chapel No. 2

When I included "Haunting The Chapel" in the headline to my last column, I'd intended it to be a smart-ass joke regarding my inability to…
brandon | December 2, 2009 - 12:18 pm

Twilight Star Cast As Count Grishnackh

Varg Vikernes killed his Mayhem bandmate Euronymous in the early ’90s. That someone’s making a movie about that Norwegian black metal scene based on Lords
brandon | May 22, 2009 - 1:43 pm

Burzum Mastermind Varg Vikernes To Be Released From Prison

After serving almost 16 years for the 1993 murder of Mayhem guitarist Oystein Aarseth (aka Euronymous) and torching some churches, Norwegian black metal legend Varg…
brandon | March 10, 2009 - 1:36 pm